|The Delft Window at Bergdorf Goodman in 2005.|
Even the mannequins have been painted blue.
A century earlier, Italy was trying it's hand at copying the classic with tin glazes on pottery. They produced amusing Mediterranean forms decorated with stylized birds and flowers. Think of a white Grecian Urn with blue Lotus flowers and you'll get the idea. Somewhat jarring, yet admirable.
|Roberto Cavalli, Fall 2005.|
A dress engineered to replicate the form
and pattern of Chinese export porcelain.
The mouth and throat of the vase becomes
the bodice, the shoulder becomes the hip,
and so on. So striking.
|Mounts from the Met Museum. Circa 1750.|
|Rodarte Ming Print dress for Spring 2011.|
I love that it's being combined with a geometric
pseudo-Batik. A nice contrast.
|Ralph Lauren's Bedroom at Bedford. I love the way Cobalt |
compliments the Mahogany furnishings. And you can
never go wrong with an Oriental carpet.
|Ralph Lauren's Living Room at Bedford. There are so many |
things right with this room; I love eclecticism. The blue & White
Jar on the console just adds another element of interest, as
do those Louis XV chairs covered in Zebra!
|Ralph Lauren's Oolong Wallpaper. |
Heavenly with gloss white trim and Brass fixtures.
And Hurricane Lamps!